Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission shows uptick in registrations
Registration for Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission programs and classes is up by about 19 percent through the first two months of the year.
In her report to PTARC board members on Monday, director Cheryl Kemerer said the regional recreation group has 688 registrations so far this year.
That increase is in contrast to the drop from 4,130 registrations in 2011 to 3,531 last year, according to the group's annual reports.
One big reason for the change this year is that PTARC has added another instructor to its roster of instructors for preschool programs. In that age group alone, the 123 registrations is about twice as many as this time last year, Kemerer said.
The group also is trying to advertise its programs more in local media.
Kemerer said she's encouraged by early registrations for the organization's special events in the coming weeks, including a chili-and-golf outing, a dad-and-daughter dance and an Easter-themed swimming night.
Overall, the additional registrations mean that PTARC's budget is about $5,000 ahead of the pace in 2012, when the organization ended the year with a net income of $7,391.
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